Contamination & Pollution Most of our contamination losses are commercial, although on occasions we have been called in on large or particularly complex domestic losses. We are experienced in many types of contamination assessment. Read More
Shipping & Marine Shipping and marine incidents are among the most costly, both in terms of the damage to the vessel and cargo lost as well as the resulting loss in revenue. Read More

Leaders in Forensic Investigation

Hawkins has always been committed to providing high quality forensic investigation services to our clients.

About Us

Hawkins is a well-established and respected firm specialising in forensic investigation and root cause analysis for the insurance, legal and risk management professions.

We are a growing company, currently with eight offices in key locations around the United Kingdom and offices in Dubai, Hong Kong and Singapore, with an ever increasing number of experts covering many disciplines. Our forensic scientists and engineers investigate a wide range of losses including fires, explosions, accidents and engineering problems. Visit our Services page for more information on the disciplines we cover.

We provide a wide range of forensic investigation services and can take an investigation from scene to court if required:

  • Full investigation and report
  • Litigation support
  • Giving evidence in court
  • Forensic preview
  • Forensic Claims validation service
  • General advice

We always aim to tailor the investigation to your needs, so if you want a brief, preliminary investigation we can do that. In addition, you are always welcome to call one of our experts for an informal, confidential chat with no commitment. We will be happy to tell you what we can do to help.

If you think you might have the need for an investigator please contact us by telephone or email and we will do our best to help you.

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Latest News

Hawkins Attends ICIC 2019

16th Jul 2019

Dr Nick Carey, of the Reigate Office, and Nico Zurcher, of the London Office, recently attended The International Cargo Insurance Conference (ICIC) 2019 in June at the Devere Latimer Estate Hotel in Buckinghamshire. Hawkins was one of the event sponsors ...

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Celebrating Hydrometry

10th Jul 2019

On 24 June, Richard Keightley of Hawkins’ London Office attended a joint national meeting between the Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management (CIWEM) and the British Hydrological Society (BHS). The programme, “Celebrating ...

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Hong Kong Office Hosts Seminar in New Meeting Room

5th Jul 2019

On 26 June, Hawkins Hong Kong had a successful in-house seminar in their new meeting room. Loss adjusters from McLarens, Sedgwick, Charles Taylor and Lawrence & Wong were in attendance.  Dr Sophie Parsons gave a 30 minute presentation on both ...

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The 2019 ALARM Conference

3rd Jul 2019

This year Hawkins brought several delegates to the ALARM Risk Conference in Manchester from 23‑24 June. On the first day, Forensic Investigator Andy Ingle (of Hawkins’ Reigate Office) attended with Business Development Manager Graeme Drysdale ...

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WISTA Hong Kong’s First Conference

28th Jun 2019

The Women’s International Shipping & Trading Association (WISTA International) held their first ever conference this June. The events included a poolside cocktail reception, hosted jointly with the Nautical Institute Hong Kong, on Thursday 13th ...

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